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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-04-1999, 09:31 AM
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Cutting the Coil Wire

Hey there,

When I swap in the 304 into my 84 CJ7 I was told that when I cut the coil wire that it has a built in "resister" or something and that I need to keep it as close to its orignal length. Is this true? I have to cut out the computer.

Can I just cut the wire?

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Re: Cutting the Coil Wire

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] In the CJs, Brian...the length of the coil wire was used as a way of reducing the voltage by line loss. Like the wire was it's own resistor. If you shorten the wire, you increase the volts. You could use the new GM HEI in your 304....it takes a full twelve volts right to the distributor.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: Cutting the Coil Wire

so to answer my question, Can I cut the wire that goes into the computer and splice it to the wire that comes out? I will loose maybe and inch of wire.

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Re: Cutting the Coil Wire

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] should be no problem. Are you using a stock ignition?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Cutting the Coil Wire

Thanks,
For now, Yes I am using stock ignition.

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Re: Cutting the Coil Wire

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The stock 304 ignition uses a long, voltage-reducing wire to feed the coil. So leave the wire close tothe same length.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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